Using Text Messaging to Combat Fake Anti-Malarials in Africa

07 Feb


Mobile phones could soon be helping re-assure Nigerians and Ghanaians they are getting genuine medicine.

Text messaging to combat fake pills


A pilot scheme in the two nations has begun putting unique scratch codes on more than 500,000 medicine bottles and packets of pills.

When the code is texted to a free phone number, a return message will reveal that a drug is genuine.

The scheme hopes to boost efforts to tackle diseases such as malaria and combat the rise in fake medicines.

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Posted by on February 7, 2011 in Uncategorized


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